In the beginning there was Chaos. Then my children were born and Chaos slunk slowly away in shame.

In the beginning, there was chaos. And the Mom said, “Let there be pants”, and there were pants. And the Mom saw that the pants were good; and the wearing of pants separated those who could go out into the light and those who could not. And the Mom called the time during which pants must be worn “Day”, and the time during which pants do not have to be worn she called “Night”. And there was evening and there was morning, and then it all happened again on the second day.

The Mom took the children into the kitchen. And the Mom commanded the children, saying, “Of the fruit from trees and the cereal in the pantry you may freely eat; but of the bag of chocolate candy hidden above the refrigerator you shall not eat, for in the day you eat of it you shall die.”

Now the elder sibling was more subtle than any other wild creature the Mom had made. He said to the younger sibling, “Did Mom say, ‘You shall not eat of the chocolate hidden above the refrigerator’?” And the younger said to his sibling, “We may eat of the fruit and the cereal, but Mom said ‘you may not eat of the hidden candy’.”

But the sly elder sibling said, “You will not get in trouble. For mom knows that when you eat of the candy, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing of good and evil. So before you eat it, you do not know the difference between good and evil. How can Mom expect someone who does not know the difference between good and evil to do what Mom tells them? I mean, how can you BE good if you do not know what IS good? Doesn’t that seem like a set-up?”

So when the younger was convinced by the sibling that the candy was desired to make one wise, he took of the candy and ate. And they heard the sound of the Mom walking and they hid. And when the Mom called to them, “Where are you?” They cried, “My brother did it!!”

Therefore the Mom sent the children forth from the house to play on the ground, for the Mom can do that – even without a flaming sword.

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